depressor


de·pres·sor

noun \di-ˈpre-sər, dē-\

Definition of DEPRESSOR

:  one that depresses: as
a :  a muscle that draws down a part — compare levator
b :  a device for pressing down or aside
c :  a nerve or nerve fiber that decreases the activity or the tone of the organ or the part it innervates

Origin of DEPRESSOR

Late Latin, from Latin deprimere
First Known Use: 1611

de·pres·sor

noun \di-ˈpres-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEPRESSOR

: one that depresses: as a : a muscle that draws down a part—compare levator b : a device for pressing a part down or aside—see tongue depressor c : a nerve or nerve fiber that decreases the activity or the tone of the organ or part it innervates

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